Recrutement de 01 National Consultancy - Regional Vaccine Consultants (VMS)

Localité : Sierra Leone / Freetown
Domaine : Santé
Niveau : Non precise
Entreprise recruteur : UNICEF

Recrutement de 01 National Consultancy - Regional Vaccine Consultants (VMS)
Job no: 558173
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Freetown
Level: Consultancy
Location: Sierra Leone
Categories: Health
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, health

Please access UNICEF Sierra Leone information here and here

How can you make a difference?

Purpose and Objectives:

The purpose of the consultancy is to effectively manage COVID-19 and routine vaccine deliveries, build capacity and support national authorities in planning, storage, distribution, temperature tracking, monitoring, accountability and waste management and other relevant commodities, and support routine immunization activities.

Specific Tasks of the Consultancies:

Build the capacity of health staff at district and health facility levels through training and supervision especially those at service delivery level and to monitor the overall implementation of integrated delivery of both COVID-19 and routine immunization services at district level in all aspects including cold chain, logistics and vaccine management through:
Facilitating the distribution and optimal use of vaccines and consumables according to micro plans and ensure that receipts comply with the distribution plan.
Ensuring the proper storage of vaccines and consumables at each level of the supply chain.
Provide on the job orientation on the basic planned preventive maintenance (PPM) of cold chain equipment at district and health facility levels for enhanced effectiveness and long-term functionality of the equipment.
Collect and analyze COVID-19 and routine vaccine stock and utilization status at all levels of the supply chain weekly. Work closely with DHMTs and ensure complete and timely submission of weekly reports on COVID-19 vaccination.
Undertake field visits to the district health management teams (DHMTs) and health facilities to provide support towards the effective implementation of the campaigns, if any, and other activities of routine immunization services.
To provide continuous on-the-job training, coaching, mentoring and supportive supervision for district staff on the use and reporting of monthly Stock Management Tool (SMT), including the newly introduced online version of the SMT (eSMT).
To coordinate the conduct of monthly physical count of Immunization supplies (vaccines and syringes) and sharing such data with central level – both for routine immunization services and for COVID-19 vaccination.
To support the updating of national cold chain inventory to inform future installation of CCE countrywide.
To provide support to data management and timely reporting at district and health facility levels.
To support the implementation of improvement plans for both the countrywide cold chain and EVM assessments at district and health facility levels.
Undertake any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Methodology and Technical Approach:

The regional consultants will provide data-driven technical assistance through an effective coordination with district health management teams (DHMTs) and partners present at sub-national level in Makeni, in Kenema and in Freetown; capacity building support including day-to-day on-the-job knowledge transfer; and document lessons learnt and recommendation (with clear prioritization) to improve vaccine stock management of both COVID-19 vaccination and routine immunization.

Management, Organization and Timeframe:

The consultants will be supervised by the Immunization Specialist, UNICEF Sierra Leone, under the overall guidance of Chief of Health & Nutrition Section. The three consultants responsible for Western, Northern, and Eastern/Southern regions of the country respectively will be based in Freetown (Western Area Urban DHMT office), Makeni UNICEF Field Office, and Kenema UNICEF Field Office. They will have regular interactions with DHMTs in districts under their responsibility and other partners. The monthly fees of the consultants will be processed by UNICEF upon submission of their monthly progress reports along with deliverables certified by the supervisor.

The duration of the consultancy is 11.5 months.

Please find attached the full ToR for this consultancy: Download File VA TOR - Regional Vaccine Management Consultants 2022.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


University degree is required (Advanced degree an advantage), preferably in relevant field (e.g., public health, business planning, supply chain management, economics, international development studies, medicine, procurement, logistics, or other quantitative degree).

Applicable work experience can substitute in cases where university degree is not aligned to a relevant field.


Two (2) years progressively responsible field work experience in immunization and cold chain, supply chain management or other related field in primary health care
Experience in similar assignment related to effective vaccine and cold chain management practices
Experience in training, planning and delivery of technical assistance in similar exercises
Proven track record in interfacing with national ministries of health is a distinct advantage.
Previous experience in working with UN agencies or other Non-governmental organisations is an asset.

Skills required

Very good command of English language, both oral and written, including report-writing skills.
Very good analytical capacities - excellent ability to synthesize information and relate action to results.
Ability to work independently to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate in a multicultural environment

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the applicable visa and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of full-vaccination status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed vaccine, prior to taking up the assignment. This requirement does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work at or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

Advertised: 28 Dec 2022 Greenwich Standard Time
Deadline: 11 Jan 2023 Greenwich Standard Time

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